Sunday, 28 May 2017
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Goldra Summer Festival - Jun 11thThe 3rd Annual Summer Festival for the Goldra Dog Sanctuary will be held on 11th June at Parque da Fonte Ferrea, in Alportel.

The festival begins at 2pm and involves 10 hours of entertainment including a full day of music, stalls selling lots of products, wonderful food served all day, a licenced bar and a childrens play area.

Dinner & Magic, in aid of APAA - Jun 24thJoin us on June 24th to raise funds for animal charity APAA, enjoy Dinner and Magic  at O Caseiro, Arão, on the N125 between Portimao and Odeaxere.


New & Second-hand Fashion Show - June 2ndThe Association for the Protection of Animals in the Algarve (APAA) FASHION SHOW and SALE of New and good quality Second Hand Clothes will take place at ´RECANTO dos MOUROS´,  Silves on Friday 2nd June at 11.00am.
Entrance to the Fashion Show, plus Coffee and Biscuits is 5€ per person.  All proceeds to APAA.

You can also book for lunch - Couverts, Soup, choice of Duck rice, Turkey in mushroom sauce or Bacalhau a brás, dessert, water and Wine at 15€.

APAACLICK HERE to find out what's been happening at APAA animal charity, and make a note of these upcoming fundraising events. More details will be published shortly.

23 May - Coffee & Cakes at Barbara's
2 June - Fashion Show in Silves
9 June - Scandinavian Lunch at Birgit's
24 June - Magic show at O Caseiro
7 July - Nightshift at O Caseiro
23 July - large dinner at Jackie’s house


White Night - June 3rdThe Rotary Clubs of Estoi Palace International, Olhao and the Algarve Alliance Francaise are holding their third annual White Night, “Branco ao Jantar” on the 3rd of June at the historic Faro Catering College which was formerly a 17th century convent.

This al fresco event will start at 7.30pm. The dress code for the night is white and you bring your own food, drink and table decorations; judges will award a prize for the best dressed table.

GoldraThe spring puppy avalanche is in full swing now at the Sanctuary. The good news is that all four of the ´A´ litter pups are now well and back in their section of the puppy pen. But That is not the end. Yesterday, yet another seven pups, with their mother, came to Goldra .....CLICK HERE to read more.


Cath Baker and Commander Paulo Tomás de Sousa e CostaWest Coast resident Cath Baker, who has raised thousands of Euros for charity has made another—more personal—donation to Portugal’s lifeboat service.
Cath, from Vale da Telha outside Aljezur, donated a scale model of a new lifeboat to the Instituto de Socorros a Náufragos, in a special ceremony at their HQ in Caixas, Lisbon.
She did so in memory of her late husband Peter, a lover of the sea, who died last year.

GoldraWith the coming of Spring — most welcome — attention turns to the events being organised to support Goldra in the coming weeks. So in this edition, details of those events take centre stage. From the regular monthly Lunch this coming Saturday, to the Spring Fair at São Brás, the next Dog-Walking Day and the Summer Festival, a lot is happening, and we need your support to make sure these events are a success—so read on!